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Backyard Berry Pie

I beat Little Boy outside today, so I was able to actually gather some berries before he helped himself to a backyard snack.  Victory!  It's time to make some pie!  Remember my post about my recipe organization book?  Only a handful of recipes get a 5 watermelon rating.  THIS is one of them!  It's such a simple pie, but I love it.  It reminds me of summer and my mom (2 very wonderful things!). 

You'll need the following:
1 Pillsbury Pie Crust (the rolled-up kind)
1 c. sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. water
3 Tbs. White Karo syrup
3-4 Tbs. Strawberry Jell-O

Bake the pie crust according to package directions.  (If you want to make your kids super happy, reserve any leftover strips of crust dough, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and bake along with your crust.  My momma used to do this for us when I was growing up, and my kids seem to enjoy it just as much as I did.)  Allow pie crust to cool.

Combine the next 5 ingredients and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in the Jell-O.  Allow to cool then add clean, hulled berries.  Stir to coat.

Pour mixture into cooled crust.  Allow to set-up in the refrigerator for a few hours.  Top with Cool Whip, if desired.  (I prefer mine plain.)  Enjoy!